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Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombingsThe bombing attacks in Sri Lanka killed at least 290 people, including Americans. Who is responsible? National Thowfeek Jamaath, a militant group.



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Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

Trump, top national security officials discuss AfghanistanWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban.



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Black Box Politics: How National Pride Intrudes on Crash Probes

Black Box Politics: How National Pride Intrudes on Crash ProbesSigns of international tension have also emerged in the high-stakes investigation of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max on Sunday. More than 50 countries grounded the plane in a rebuke to American authorities who counseled waiting for more evidence.



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Mitch McConnell: It's clear Senate will vote against President Trump's national emergency

Mitch McConnell: It's clear Senate will vote against President Trump's national emergencyMitch McConnell had hoped President Trump wouldn't declare a national emergency but that he was "obviously" unsuccessful in convincing him not to.



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Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's 1st veto

Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's 1st vetoSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will vote to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration — a move that likely gives the Senate enough votes to pass a resolution that would nullify the declaration.



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'Have Fun in Prison!' The Republican National Committee Just Taunted Michael Cohen in a Video

'Have Fun in Prison!' The Republican National Committee Just Taunted Michael Cohen in a VideoHe previously served as deputy national chairman of the RNC



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Former Republican Lawmakers Urge Congress to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Former Republican Lawmakers Urge Congress to Block Trump’s National Emergency DeclarationA group of former Republican lawmakers urged Congressional Republicans to block President Trump's emergency declaration in an open letter released Monday.Five former Senators and 19 House members signed the letter, which was first published by Politico, calling on Congress to support a joint resolution ending the national emergency Trump declared earlier this month.“We who have signed this letter are no longer Members of Congress but that oath still burns within us,” the former lawmakers write. “That is why we are coming together to urge those of you who are now charged with upholding the authority of the first branch of government to resist efforts to surrender those powers to a president.”Trump resorted to a national emergency declaration after Republicans on a specially-designated conference committee failed to secure the $ 5.7 billion he had long demanded for the construction of a border wall as part of a broader spending package.The former lawmakers, all of whom served between 1967 and 2013, embraced a common critique of the national emergency declaration, pointing out that the expansion of executive authority would eventually be wielded against Republicans by a Democratic administration.“What will you do when a president of another party uses the precedent you are establishing to impose policies to which you are unalterably opposed?” they ask. “There is no way around this difficulty: what powers are ceded to a president whose policies you support may also be used by presidents whose policies you abhor.”The House will vote this week on a resolution to end the national emergency, which has thus far received the support of only one Republican, Representative Justin Amash of Michigan.



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Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to join

Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to joinDonald Trump is being accused of waging a “relentless attack” on the FBI since taking office as the fallout from his decision to declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding continues. The remark comes from former deputy director of the bureau Andrew McCabe – dismissed by ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions in March 2018 after being accused of leaking information to the media – in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition to promote his new insider account of the bureau, The Threat. President Trump has already responded angrily on Twitter to Mr McCabe’s appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, in which the latter said he had discussed removing the president under the 25th Amendment and ordered an investigation into whether ex-director James Comey was removed in May 2017 to impede the Russian election hacking investigation.



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Trump to veto Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resolution blocking national emergency unless Republicans lend support

Trump to veto Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resolution blocking national emergency unless Republicans lend supportDonald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his presidency over a national emergency declaration his critics have slammed as an unconstitutional power grab, a senior White House official said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News Sunday that “the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration”. The president declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall.



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National emergencies: What to know about executive orders and their role in US history

National emergencies: What to know about executive orders and their role in US historyThough presidential emergencies often lead to bitter partisan disputes and occasionally wind up in court, they are also relatively common in the USA.



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